Illusions in Shadows


Shadow or illusion knitting is a garter ridge stitch fabric that has an observable pattern when viewed from a specific oblique direction. When viewed directly, it resembles two-row stripes. It is an easy, fun, and mysterious way to add patterns to otherwise plain projects, especially garter stitch.

Skill level is competent beginner.
Prerequisite: Students should already know knit, purl, stockinette, and garter.

What you will learn:
how to work shadow knitting
how to design your own shadow knit patterns
how to follow charts for shadow knitting

Maximum 20 students.

½ day workshop.

Students receive a handout in booklet form.

No materials fee.

No homework.

Supplies:
class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color) in 2 contrasting colors — colors similar in hue and/or value will make the illusion less pronounced
appropriate-sized needles for working stockinette and garter firmly (not loosely) in this yarn
possibly stitch markers
possibly highlighter tape or magnetic board, as we will be working from a chart

I bring with several swatches with me.

No special needs for the room set up. A whiteboard or flip chart is nice to have but not need to have. I have a projector if the facilities can accommodate it. Room set-up should be tables and chairs either facing forward or in a U-shape.

This class has been taught at:
South Carolina Knit Inn 2020, Greenville SC. 

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